Wisconsin Football: Preseason team awards

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Jonathan Taylor
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Jonathan Taylor /
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Wisconsin Football offensive line
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: Offensive lineman Tyler Biadasz #61 of the Wisconsin Badgers snaps the ball to quarterback Alex Hornibrook #12 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

Offensive Player of the Year

The Offensive Line

You seriously can’t pinpoint one of these five guys and hold them above the rest. They are a collection of five great talents and collectively make up the best offensive line in college football. This unit is the most valuable to any team in the country. It wouldn’t be fair to talk about just one player.

Wisconsin has been an offensive linemen factory for years now. Several current Badgers on the front will play on Sundays, and some of the reserves in waiting may too. Nobody would be surprised.

Wisconsin’s success over the years is largely due to these offensive linemen and in 2018 it’ll be no different. If the Badgers see success, it’ll be because Jonathan Taylor had huge holes to run through, the Badgers dominated time of possession and wore out opponents, and Alex Hornibrook’s jersey stayed clean. They say football is a game won in the trenches. Nobody has better talent in the trenches than the Badgers.

Beau Benzscahwel, David Edwards, Michael Deiter, and Tyler Biadasz will all see snaps in the NFL, but not before they dominate the trenches in the Big Ten and hopefully lead Wisconsin to new historic highs.

Other candidates: Jonathan Taylor, Kendric Pryor, Alex Hornibrook